Shane Coffey

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Shane Coffey
Born April 7, 1987 (1987-04-07) (age 30)
Other names Shane Zwiener
Shane Zwiner
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Shane Coffey (born April 7, 1987) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Holden Strauss in Freeform's Pretty Little Liars.

Early life[edit]

Coffey grew up in Texas,[1] then studied theater at the University of Southern California. He is a founding member of The Casitas Group, an independent theater company started in 2008, alongside Troian Bellisario.[2]


Coffey's first acting part was playing Patrick for one episode on Summerland alongside Jesse McCartney.[2]

In January 2012, Coffey joined the recurring cast of Pretty Little Liars as Holden Strauss, an old friend of Aria's, who becomes her way of covering when she's actually going to see Ezra Fitz.[3][4]

Coffey also portrayed Jimmy Nash on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. In 2012, he wrapped on a short film called Exiles, a modern rendition of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with a twist.[5]

Coffey and Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars co-star, make music under the name FAMLY.

In 2013, Coffey appeared in an Audi Super Bowl commercial titled Prom.[6]

In 2015, Coffey starred in Lord Huron - "Fool for Love" music video.

Coffey plays a lead role in the 2016 film Sugar Mountain, directed by Richard Gray.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 A Holiday Heist Student as Shane Zwiner
2011 Houndz from Hell Orson as Shane Zwiner
2012 Joyful Girl Nic Short film
2013 The Colony George Baker Short film
2013 Exiles Romeo Short film
2013 Fire Boy Short film
2014 Starry Eyes Poe
2015 Surf Noir Johnny Short film
2016 Noodles Ollie Short film
2016 Sugar Mountain Liam West
2016 Things I Like About You Short film
2016 Others Silas Short film
2017 Greenlight Sam Filming
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Summerland Patrick Episode: "Kicking and Screaming"
2010 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Jimmy Nash Recurring role; 4 episodes
2010 The Whole Truth Zach Sellards Episode: "Pilot"
2012-2017 Pretty Little Liars Holden Strauss Recurring role; 9 episodes
2012 I Just Want My Pants Back Ethan Episode: "Yoko"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Pete Moyer Episode: "Trends with Benefits"
2012 Last Man Standing Terrence Episode: "Animal Wrongs"
2012-2015 Perception D.J. Pierce Recurring role; 5 episodes
2013 Castle Sean Tanner Episode: "The Human Factor"
2013 The Originals Timothy "Tim" 2 Episodes
2013 Grimm Derrick Bryce Episode: "Twelve Days of Krampus" (Part 2)
2014 The Novice Kyle Television film
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Richard Mills 1 episode
2015 Major Crimes Jaime 1 episode
2017 Lethal Weapon Reuben Tomar 1 episode


  1. ^ "Talk at Ten Interview: A Modern Take on Romeo and Juliet". Marfa Public Radio. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Photos: Facts, Bio, Trivia of Pretty Little Liars' Holden, Shane Coffey". Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Shane Coffey: Headed to Rosewood!". TV Fanatic. 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Alexander Nifong, Shane Coffey to star in 'Pretty Little Liars' - US TV News". Digital Spy. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Pretty Little Liars Interview: Shane Coffey on Being an "Outcast" - TV Fanatic". 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  6. ^ "Shane Coffey & Chuck Hittinger Star in Audi Super Bowl Ad 2013 [Video]". Retrieved 2013-10-16. 

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